Paddy Joe McHugh

The Hot Seat

Published in the Milltown Newsletter April 1996

Paddy Joe McHugh

Full Name: Paddy Joe Mchugh.

Occupation: Retired Farmer.

Favourite Food: Bacon, Cabbage and Golden Wonder potatoes.

Favourite T.V. Programme: Emmerdale & Questions and Answers.

Favourite Actor: Joe Lynch.

Favourite Song: The Fields of Athenry.

Favourite Singer: Charlie Landsborough.

Favourite Colour: Black

Earliest Memory: In 1949 I remember going to Croke Park to a pioneer rally. I remained a pioneer until I was over 40 years old.

Worst Moment at School: No bad moments at school

Early School Days: I remember Miss Acton as my first school teacher

First Job: Farming. In those days it was dig with a spade and shovel and ploughing with horses.

First Dance: Was in Ballindine. I walked down the railway line from Milltown station to Ballindine with John Joe Walsh and Paddy Mallon. Music was by Paddy O’Loughlin and his band.

Person you most admire: My wife Bridie – we are now 41 years married.

Favourite Memories: The day I got married and the day I won the Milltown lotto.

Favourite Drink: Guinness

Favourite Pastimes: Darts and Cards. Some years ago we used to play cards in neighbouring houses.

Person admired locally: Christy Molloy – my former school teacher

If you won the Lotto: I’d take care of my family – 14 children and 20 grandchildren

If you had the power to Rule the World: My ambition would be to have peace all over the world

Any Regrets in Life: None – I’d do the same all over again.

Favourite Quotation: Go mbéirimid beo ag an am seo arís.

Milltown Newsletter April 1996

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